NGOs Alarmed at Some UN Human Rights Council Candidates

PRESS RELEASE New York, May 7, 2007  —  The non-governmental organizations UN Watch and Freedom House issued a joint evaluation of the candidates for the United Nations Human Rights Council, in advance of the election on May 17.  Of the 15 candidates, the human rights groups rated four as well qualified …

NGOs Urge Democracies to Lead at UN Human Rights Council

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, September 13, 2006 — An international coalition of 41 non-governmental organizations, including UN Watch, have called on democratic United Nations member states to work together to strengthen the world body’s ability to protect and advance human rights and democracy. In …

Half of New UN Human Rights Council Members are Non-Democratic

PRESS RELEASE Swiss NGO Urges Council to Adopt Strong Mechanisms for Victim Protection Geneva, May 9, 2006 –  Close to half of the members elected to the UN’s new Human Rights Council fail to meet accepted democratic standards, reported UN Watch, the Geneva-based monitoring group. Out of the four …

Democracies Urged to Bar Abusers from New UN Rights Council

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, May 3, 2006 – UN Watch today called on democratic states to block repressive regimes from winning control of the UN’s new Human Rights Council when its 47 country seats go up for grabs at the General Assembly next Tuesday. In a report released today (see full report here ), the …